Headteacher: Anna Moss

0121 445 1622

18th March 2022

Happy Red Nose Day!

Lovely to see so many of you in red today to support this special day.  I am relieved that we didn’t have any children feeling red today though.  Our C&L story ‘The Colour Monster’ has had us talking about the feelings of happy, sad, angry, scared, calm and kind.  Can you remember which colour matches which feeling?  Being able to recognise how you are feeling and knowing what you can do to help yourself is a key part of development for 3 and 4 year olds.  Our Music friend Hedgehog brought along her new friend Badger but he wasn’t as well behaved as she is as he kept on hiding his favourite chime bar note, E.  When we eventually found it, we had fun singing our register using this note with the matching hand sign.  Now we have listened and sung the two notes E and G and can show the matching hand signal, you are ready to put together in a song ready to share with your grownups for our Easter Sing Song Show.  Our Write Dance has had us colour mixing red and white with our hands and making marks in the paint to print some special cards that you will be able to take home next week.  We have enjoyed playing the game Dobble for our Listening game as looking at and finding the matching picture on a friend’s card was a challenge!  With the weather warming a little, we have taken our Maths outside and have been programming our own robot friends to move forward, backward, left,right and for some, turning clockwise.  Thank you Aahil for programming me, I enjoyed nearly ending up stuck in the mud!  In Dough Disco, we have been using our hands as builder tools as we moved the dough to ‘Bob the Builder’ thanks to Sebastian.  Enjoy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdVg-2jn2OU  Mrs Allen has been celebrating the Spring season by having you all plant your own seeds into pots and making seed bombs by using your dough disco skills to squeeze seeds into wet soil.  In the afternoons, she has shown you how to master those baking skills in the mud kitchen with some stone vegetables.  Apologies for the pink and muddy hands this week all!

A message for parents – a reminder with regards toys coming into school.  Please can children only bring in one soft toy that fits into their bag for them to cuddle during Quiet Time.  The larger toys that aren’t able to fit in bags are being lost on the balcony as this is our only space for getting ready for the outdoors.

Look out for those signs of Spring this weekend everyone!

Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen, Mrs Franklin, Miss Turner (am), Mrs Hampton (pm) X